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Syrian identity in the Greco-Roman world

Author: Nathanael J Andrade
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
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"By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathanael J Andrade
ISBN: 9781107012059 1107012058
OCLC Number: 816317023
Description: xxiii, 412 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Greek Poleis and the Syrian Ethnos (Second Century BCE to First Century CE): 1. Antiochus IV and the limits of Greekness under the Seleucids (175-63 BCE); 2. The theater of the frontier: local performance, Roman rulers (63-31 BCE); 3. Converging paths: Syrian Greeks of the Roman Near East (31 BCE-73 CE) --
Part II. Greek Collectives in Syria (First to Third Centuries CE): 4. The Syrian Ethnos' Greek cities: dispositions and hegemonies (first to third centuries CE); 5. Cities of imperial frontiers (first to third centuries CE); 6. Hadrian and Palmyra: contrasting visions of Greekness (first to third centuries CE); 7. Dura-Europos: changing paradigms for civic Greekness --
Part III. Imitation Greeks: Being Greek and Being Other (Second and Third Centuries CE): 8. Greeks write Syria: performance and the signification of Greekness; 9. The theater of empire: Lucian, cultural performance, and Roman rule; 10. Syria writes back: Lucian's On the Syrian Goddess; 11. The ascendency of Syrian Greekness and Romanness --
Conclusion: a world restored.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: Nathanael J. Andrade.
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This book proposes a new means of identifying how Greek and Syrian identities were expressed in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East.  Read more...

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